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. >> this is the largest gathering of scientists in the world. we cover all aspects of earth and space science. oceans, atmospheres, the solid earth. climate. >> reporter: four new observeries, using ground moisture sensors to gps satellites. >> they look up into the heart of the storms. a mile up in the atmosphere. >> one is being built this month to monitor pineapple express winder storms caused by atmospheric rivers. >> if we know the start time and the end time and we know how long it will last, that will likely predict 75% accuracy of the precipitation that is likely to occur. >> reporter: scientists tell us knowing how much rain is coming enables them to predict which areas will flood. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> los angeles mayor mayor antonio villaraigosa got involved in the labor dispute at the port of los angeles long beach. talks went nowhere over the weekend. mayor antonio villaraigosa wants around the clock bargaining with the help of a mediator. >>> the city counsel will discuss a plan to sell a parcel of land to a developer. the parcel is u
benchmarks and monitor our progress towards them so we can focus our funding on what works. it is science that has brought us to this point. it is science that will allow us to finish this job. >> about 34 million people worldwide are living with hiv. by the way, world aids day is saturday. >>> if the storm damages your home will your insurance cover you? coming up in tonight's consumerwatch, how companies expect you to be pro-active and the type of damage insurance won't cover. >> flood watches are already issued for portion of the bay area. i'll show you which ones and i'll show you doppler radar and many of you wondering where that rain is. it's all to the north right now. when is it going to get in your backyard? i have the answer coming up. >>> we have another mvp in the bay area. i'm dennis o'donnell. and alex smith's reaction to riding the pine coming up. ,,,,,,,, [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke...
. >> is not a perfect science. you don't satisfy even but i think the proposal is a come good compromise. >> reporter: the owner fought for the change. >> we are surrounded with great corporate corporate business. so if we don't have more restaurants open late at night, we may not be the right draw. >> for businesses or any crowd looking to spend a fun night out. >> they are going to livermore, walnut creek where there's more activity at night time. i think they want to try to get that feeling here in pleasanton. >> reporter: back here live, alberto's cantina is just wrapping up and is open later on the weekend until midnight because it has a special permit. that is still the case for business if they want those extended hours them city leaders say they are excited about the plan but will revisit it in a year to see if it is working and what, if anything, needs to be changed. downtown pleasanton, nbc news. >>> that time of the year when people scour the malls ante web for that something special. >> if you are looking for the hottest tech products look no further. scott budman has already found them f
of representatives voted today to allow foreign students getting advanced degrees in science and math from american schools to get green cards. it's a move that got a lot of backing from the tech industry, especially in the silicon valley. and at least in the house, fairly bipartisan support. but it is controversial, even among democrats, because the new plan would eliminate an earlier plan that gave green cards to other groups, including immigrants from africa. >>> well, in the east bay, a former teacher of the year has been sentenced to almost five years in prison for possessing child pornography. 28-year-old alex bersch was ordered to spend five years behind bars and fined $2,000. he was a popular teacher at los madonos school and a coach for a swim team. police found pornographic videos and images of children on his home computer. >>> a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest for a suspect who shot at a milpitas police officer. investigators say they pulled over a man tuesday morning. the man inside opened fire but missed the officer but hit his car. he got away in
, with a "sharp- edged" weapon. classroom in a science building.. killed the teacher.. then killed himself in front of students. police say, the man was not a student.. but he did apparently know his victims. the army private charged with leaking classified information to the web site wikileaks, says he was considering suicide during his pre-trial confinement. bradley manning testified on the fourth day of a hearing at fort meade near baltimore. he admitted he went as far as fashioning a noose out of a bedsheet in his cell. manning is trying to get the case against him dismissed.. he claims he was punished illegally, by being held for nine -months in restrictive conditions. charges that could put him his life, if convicted. a missouri family has come forward as one of two winners in wednesday's but a second confirmed winner, who purchased the golden ticket at a store in suburban phoenix, still has not been publicly identified. shelby lin has the bonanza. this for a touchdown >> we are common as anybody, which is tablet a bit more money, we want to try to keep everything norm
in san francisco the " geophysical union. rumors of a discovery began after nasa's she's sciences said that the rover had gathered data for the " history books. nasa downplayed that statement but we will find out what happened this morning in san francisco. >> school for some public school students will get longer but not in california. five states are announcing today that they are adding at least 300 hours of learning time to their schools starting next year. colorado, connecticut, massachusetts and new york and tennessee are part of this plan. the goal is to boost student achievement and make u.s. schools more competitive on a global level. this is a three year pilot program and a mix of federal state fines or will find this operation. >> japanese officials have been prompted to order the immediate inspection of lots of other titles across the country. the tunnel in question, nine people were killed yesterday in that collapse. japanese officials say the concrete ceiling slabs fell on a moving car as well. traffic was running through the tunnel when these labs came down. deep inside
by preventing fires from spreading. the study appears in environmental science and tech following journal. >> a drug commonly prescribed to control heart rhythm could prove fatal. a study suggests it increases the risk of death fr patients, it occurs when upper chambers contract chaoticly. a study says people who took it for six months had a 61% of dying. >> it seems a study find both on their own reduce chances of people with high cholesterol from die bug together had a rater affect. researchers say exercise can be moderate such as a brisk walk, just 30 minutes per day. >> first lady hosted military families and children to help decorate the white house for christmas part of the joining forces campaign connecting veteran with resources to help them find jobs. the first lady announced the theme is joy to all. and talked about the tree dedicated to the military. >> it's a special joining forces tree. it's covered. with hand decorated ornaments made by children living in u.s. bases around the world. we have spent months and months gathering beautiful ornaments. and the first lady says there
christianson who taught political science at san jose state for 40 years and has literally written textbooks on local government. he said california might actually get away with the land grab. >> historically, it has always been recognized that the states are superior in authority to local government. so this i think would be the state's argument on the retro activity issue. we're the boss. we can do this. >> reporter: unless the property under review fits one of three criteria. the land was transferred before january 1, 2011. was contractually committed to a third party before the law was signed. or programs more pertinently, qualifies as having a clear government purpose. what exactly is a clear government purpose? according to hd palmer of the department of finance, it is defined by state law in broad terms as, quote, assets such as roads, school buildings, parks, police, fire stations, libraries, and local agency administrative buildings. omitted in that list. no mention of convention centers or theme parks. >> you cannot justify this. some thing are right and some are wrong and this is
to shut down. ktvu science editor john fowler says how the decision came from the president's organization. >> reporter: after almost a century on these pristine waters, -- his family business gone. 30 businesses instantly out of work. customers also stunned. >> it's so sad that now this will not happen anymore. we could very well be the last people. >> reporter: we showed you secretary salazar visiting. there were no public hearings. it's gotten praise for sustainability, low environmental impact and jobs in rural marine. juan and jorge mata loses his job tomorrow. his wife and other families living on the property are going to have to move out of their home. >> i feel bad. >> reporter: what are you going to do? >> i don't know. >> reporter: it will force up prices. >> this will be a crushing blow to seafood production in california. >> reporter: this area where sir francis drake first landed 433 years ago is now to be california's first federally designated marine wilderness area. at drake's, john fowler. >>> san francisco is ready to celebrate should marriage become legal once again in
owned oyster company is being forced to shut down. ktvu science editor john fowler says how the decision came from the president's organization. >> reporter: after almost a century on these pristine waters, -- his family business gone. 30 businesses instantly out of work. customers also stunned. >> it's so sad that now this will not happen anymore. we could very well be the last people. >> reporter: we showed you secretary salazar visiting. there were no public hearings. it's gotten praise for sustainability, low environmental impact and jobs in rural marine. juan and jorge mata loses his job tomorrow. his wife and other families living on the property are going to have to move out of their home. >> i feel bad. >> reporter: what are you going to do? >> i don't know. >> reporter: it will force up prices. >> this will be a crushing blow to seafood production in california. >> reporter: this area where sir francis drake first landed 433 years ago is now to be california's first federally designated marine wilderness area. at drake's, john fowler. >>> san francisco is ready to celebrate shou
with a sharp edge weapon. he entered a classroom and at the science building and killed the teacher and then killed himself and from students. if they stated that he was not is still in but he did know the victim. >> the army private that leaked information to the website weekly is considering suicide. they stated that he testified friday and he admitted that he went as far as trying to kill itself with his seat. he was trying to get the case dismissed and he stated that he was punished illegally. he stated that he would tell my mother and restrictive duties. they stated if he is charged he can be put in jail for rest of his life if convicted. >> and missouri family stated that $587 million power bought tickets. the missouri lottery officials stated that they issued them this oversized check. cindy's stated that she bought the ticket headed fool martlet wednesday night and this was hours before the draw. the couple stated that they would share their wealth with their children and their adoptive daughter. they also plan to donate to charities and lottery officials are still working t
sciences or any type of natural hazard. you should have items like radios and flashlights. three-day of food and water for everyone in the family and manual can opener. for developing an emergency plan for your family is posted at abc7news.com. >> in the sierra truckee width is expected to overflow the banks beginning early tomorrow morning. state of emergency has been declared for douglas county. preparations is well underway. they are filling sandbags in an industrial section of sparks that could be under four feet of water by 7:00 tomorrow night. it's expected to reach four feet above flood stage. in california the truckee river is expected to flood between squaw creek and the town of truckee there is potential for major damage. >>> rain in the bay area means snow in the sierra and ski resorts do plan on being open. kirkwood provided these pictures showing what it looks like. kirkwood, heavenly and northstar all plan to be open today. we know the lifts are idle at sugar bowl. sugar bowl will be closed because of high winds, squaw valley and alpine meadows reported high winds a
the girl offcampus and then snuck a bow and error into this father's science classroom and before the students he shot his father in the head with an arrow and then shot himself. investigators are not sure what led to murders. >> cargo ships diverted because of a sport strike in l.a. are headed to oakland. the strike ban tuesday. clerical workers walked off the job and the long shoremen joined them. the the works say the port wants to move their jobs overseas, and the port says that is not true. the strike could cost the ports billions in business. it's not clear if the ships headed to oakland will unload there. >> the world's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier has been taken out of active service. thousands of people said goodbye to the uss enterprise which was deactivated in virginia today. it's seen action in every major conflict since the cuban missile crisis. the military will remove its nuclear fuel and then scrap it for parts. >> ahead, making the holidays special for those in need. an effort kicks off to provide toys to some 3,000 bay area children this holiday season.
a big discovery began after curiosity's sciences was quoted as saying that a rover instrument responsible for finding inorganic compounds had gathered data for " the history books. nasa downplayed that comment in a statement on friday. >> pope benedict the 16th have officially joined twitter today launching his official twitter account. the formal announcement is set for a press conference with catholic and twitter officials said the vatican. the pope will be composing the tweeds for the new account himself. the pope will press the button to send first himself but after that other people will send tweet out on his behalf. in june 2011 the popes in his first week from the twitter account for the vatican new site no word on what the pope's tour account name will be yet. we will find out today. >> the time is for 50 2:00 a.m. coming up on the kron for morning new we still have quite a few pictures-- 4:52. there is a tree that fell over on a house. we can have--send us your pictures so we can incorporate them into our newscast put them on our facebook page. >> we will be right wel
system for measuring atmosphere ever rivers as they hit california. the injured to help science and forecast these storms like we just saw the last couple of days. >> and the benefit for ought home especially if you live near a river betting flood forecasts and also snow versus rain forecast to be able to pinpoint that snow level all of that beginning today right here in california. full forecast in a few minutes. >> good stuff, paul. thank you. >>> and you can track the rain anytime with our live hi-def doppler radar. it's on our website, cbssf.com/weather. >>> well, it's one of the biggest freshman classes of state lawmakers since the 1930s. today 39 new members of the state assembly took the oath of office. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee in sacramento tonight with that. grace. >> reporter: well, allen, the senate class is also sworn in today. they had 9 new members but most of them have had experience in the assembly and that's really unlike this new assembly class that we are seeing a lot of inexperienced freshmen as you mentioned. despite that and maybe because of that
. >> what this mission is about is integrated science. in the going to be one single moment where we all stand up and on the basis of a single measurement have a hallelujah moment. >>reporter: 2.5 billion dollar curiosity landed on mars in august on two year search for signs that life once existed on the planet. >> same conference in san francisco nasa talk about the voyager 1 spacecraft launched in 1977. it turns out all these years later it's still brimminging back new information. nasa announced voymer 1 now at the far reach of the solar system. this is nasa animation of voyager. area is called the magnetic highway and boundary that separates the solar system from the rest of space. now this means voyager one is on track to become the first man made object to exit solar system. when it will come is unknown partly because just no precedent. item fascinating. what an accomplishment. >> new to the thrown. up next britain royal family reveals some very big baby news. >> president obama takes to 20th tore push the solution to the fiscal cliff. g.o.p. makes a counter offer and now g
innovators among charities increase education for girls and minority students in science and technology. seven nonprofit will win the first global global impact awards today. among them $5 million to water, a group that drill wells for water across africa. and $5 million to donors choose a doctor or for new investors is a science and math classes with the college board for under represent students. google says innovations is underfunded among nonprofits. >> we will be back in a minute welcome back the time is 4 :15. the bay area continue to conducclean up the aftermathf a storm that knocked down trees and cut the power for thousands. the trees all over were not down on to cars and homes and power was cut to thousands. the rain is being partly blamed for causing giant sinkhole here in lafayette. workers spent most of the day cleaning up the hole with holes, as the raiders and dump trucks. city officials say an expose a foot storm pipe was designed to save for transport water underneath the road but somehow failed. the road keeton sunday morning creating a crack crater that is 80 ft. long
it plans to launch a rocket for science and research purposes before december 22nd. >>> u.n. secretary general says he does not favor an asylum deal for assad. in an interview he says anyone who commits human rights violations must be held accountable. he also warned assad today of huge consequences if he decides to introduce chemical weapons into the conflict. secretary of state hillary clinton also warned syria of a swift response from the u.s. if chemical weapons are used. >>> as the fiscal cliff looms president obama is digging in his heels. ktvu alison burns reports the president says the wealthiest americans must pay higher taxes. alison. >> reporter: the president is refusing to agree to anything else unless taxes are raised on the wealthiest 2% of americans. in fact, there are some reports this morning that the president isn't even going to hold any other face to face or one on one meetings with republicans until they cave on that demand. john boehner was at the lighting of the if christmas tree last night. republicans are instead offering to close tax loopholes and limit tax d
students getting advanced degrees in science and math from american schools to get green cards. it's a move that got a lot of backing from the tech industry and aat least in the house fairly bipartisan support. but it comes with controversy even among democrats because the new plan would eliminate an earlier plan that gave green cards to other groups, including immigrants from africa. you can expect this battle to last a while. now, it's not as big, but another big solar company is going under after taking out loans. twin creek technologies headquartered in san jose is liquidating, also bad news for the state of mississippi which gave twin creeks $26 million in loans. twin creeks like other solar companies says it felt the pressure of competition from cheaper solar panels made in china. yahoo! meanwhile having trouble in mexico. a mexican court today ordered the sunnyvale company to pay $2.7 billion to a pair of companiy ies in a contract disp over a listing service. yahoo! called the claims without merit. we'll keep you posted. we've got positive news and update to all the shopping stories
, the academy the arts and science and lincoln high school. >>> inmates in the south bay are using their woodworking skills to put smiles on kids' faces this holiday season. the santa clara county sheriff's office and the department of corrections donated 350 toys to the toys for tots program and they were all made by elmwood facility inmates in milpitas. they range from a car to those rocking horses. >> definitely i would love to have kids see that i have put, you know, toys together for them and, you know, just good seeing those things go out to them. >> over the last 12 years, elmwood inmates have made more than 3,000 toys for children. >>> and coming up in our next half hour, emergency services on the chopping block. the bay area city that could lose its only fire station. >> on the 8th day of the port strike in southern california, new action to try to put an end to it. >> he's making cynical comments, like filthy comments. >> then the target worker got hit by a comedian the other slap in the face just hours after the video surfaced. when i take a picture of this check, it go
then and sciences thought only about 25 mi. thick. >> six different artists have tied for the most grammy award nominations. connie west, j. his seat, frank ocean, and dan auerbach hand of the black teas, mumford and sons and fun. and the rockers or joint at the top of the list by hip-hop mainstays, midwest and jasey, along with in the pot ben sun, who wrote the success of its hits we are young to sweep the major categories. r&b singer ocean and british folk rock band mumford and sons rounded out the top of the list. >> and a reminder to catch dr. phil right after the kron 4 morning news. here today, how to talk to your kids about sex and then is it the right time to have that talk? that's at 10:00 a.m. right after the kron4 morning news. you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is goin
and minority students in science and technology. google says this is underfunded among nonprofits. >>> well, light-rail service in los gatos will be talked about. they want to extend the light- rail service from winchester station in campbell to los gatos. it would cost about $175 million. the v.t.a. wants your opinion. a public meeting begins at 5:30 tonight. it will be at the campbell public library. >>> let's check in with tara who is following a few incy dents in the daly city area. >> that's right. we do have a couple of accidents. we can show you exactly what we're talking about. skyline boulevard south we have an incident right a -- an incident right there. and we have an accident 280 southbound from the john daly boulevard exit down to westborough boulevard and that's also causing some delays there. up next, we have a look at the san mateo bridge where -- i have no idea what the reason is because there's no accident whatsoever across the span but it's stop and go. it's been like this for at least, i would say, 45 minutes. so that's westbound traffic on the right-hand side as you mak
having a nuclear weapons program but claims it will launch a rocket for science and research projects before december 22nd. >>> u.n. secretary-general moon says he does not faber an asylum deal for president assad, even if it meansen ending the conflict in syria. he said anyone who commits human rights violations has to be held accountable. now, the secretary moon also warned of huge consequences if assad decides to use chemical weapons in that crisis. secretary of state, hillary clinton, also warned syria of a swift response from the united states if chemical weapons are used. >>> well, today in egypt, supporters and critics of egypt's president have been throwing rocks at each other and fighting with sticks right outside of the presidential palace. thousands of protesters marched. muhammed morsi left as the crowds got bigger. protesters are angry -- angry about a power grab by the new president. >>> president obama is making a plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. these are live pictures of the president at the business round table. he will be speaking later today to a group of native-ame
country together. bill nye the science guy, naturally this really upset confederate soldier nicolas cage, but why and more importantly how does this happen? for the answer we turn to science. >> the estimate is that there's about 200 genes that actually make up the facial composition so if you think about a slot machine, what are the odds you would get 200 rows on a slot machine to line up. >> reporter: what's the number? what are the chances that i have a twin out there who looks exactly like me. >> 1 in a billion. >> reporter: 1 in a billion with a "b." . do people tell you look like anybody? >> oh, you look like elizabeth taylor when you were young or fran dresh sneer do i look like anybody famous? >> you look like you because you are famous. >> reporter: oh, my gosh, i love you. so the next time someone tells you look look like -- >> kevin durant. >> robert downey jr. >> jennifer lopez. >> this little guy they say he looks like bruce willis. >> reporter: i see it, i see it, really. >>> and there it is, and there is truth behind it. we all have a number of genes to make up our facial
sister in the seventh grade had a friend of mine as her science teacher, my mom took my yearbook down, took a picture of his picture, xeroxed it, put it in a frame from senior year and gave it to him in this beautiful frame. it was psonalized and he loved it. but if you have multiple teachers, you don't have to give all those teachers a gift. >> yeah. makes sense. >> if you have an assistant, what factors do you think about when you're talking about a tip? >> well, that really depends on your position in the company and how long that assistant has been with you. now, if it were up to me and i wanted to make sure those calls were screened properly, i would bump that up. >> doormen, do you give to all of the doormen? sometimes you live in a big building there's 10 or 15. >> most of us live in doormen-staffed building. if you don't want to necessarily play favorites, but at the same time, you know, if someone's been helpful or more helpful than others, you might want to give them a gift. also, these buildings have pools. so you could pool together, you know, your money. it's anonymous, t
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